FREN 6623

Hist in French Caribbean Lit

History in French Caribbean Literature
This course studies the period of post-colonial literary history of Caribbean and French West Indies literature through the famous novels of Patrick Chamoiseau, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferrière, and Gisèle Pineau. In their narratives, these francophone writers examine issues of identity faced by the people born in the Caribbean (Haiti, Guadeloupe, or Martinique) who are trying to deal with ideologies of liberation or progress. We will analyze anti-colonial figures (both men and women) and aspects of the Creole language in these works of art.

Required texts:
Patrick CHAMOISEAU, Texaco, Gallimard/Folio, ISBN: 978-0-679-75175-5
Maryse CONDÉ, Moi, Tituba sorcière, noire de Salem, Gallimard/Folio ISBN: 978-2-07-037929-3.
Dany LAFERRIÈRE, Pays sans chapeau, Serpent à plumes/Motifs ISBN: 978-2843048296
Gisèle PINEAU, Chair Piment, Gallimard/Folio, ISBN: 978-2-07-031548-2
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections in Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6623A-L21 Lecture (Fonkoua)